Kirkburton, North Road c.1955

Memories of Kirkburton

North Road And The Treacle Hole.

I was at the local junior school, the headmaster of which was Mr Ronald Pearson,when this photo was taken.He lived just beyond and to the right of the area of the photo,in Hallas Road.My uncle Jim Wroe was ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton by James Wroe

Kirkburton C Of E School And All Hallows Church

Adding to Mr Wroe's memories, I believe that the school Headmaster in 1945 was a Mr Henry Gardam and that Mr Ronald Pearson joined the school perhaps 2 years later. In 1945, Miss Innes was ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton

Willie Jenks

Seeing the familiar stance of Willie Jenks reminds me of the Saturdays when I walked from Shelley Lane with my mate Malcolm 'Pinger' Fitton to get our hair cut. We sat waiting for what seemed an eternity to an eight year-old ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton by David Pimm

Kirkburton C Of E School And Kirkburton Secondary Modern

I have many fond memories of Kirkburton, I remember my old headmaster at the C of S school, Mr Pearson, my sister and I still have nightmares about him and his maypole (lol) we hated ...Read full memory

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History

Just five miles south of Huddersfield on the road to Wakefield, Kirkburton in the 19th century was just as polluted by smoke as its near neighbours. The town was full of woollen mills and corset factories and was surrounded by numerous collieries. Later, the town became a centre for 'fancy' goods such as cords, velveteens and fine woollens.

This is an excerpt from West Yorkshire Photographic Memories, by Robert Preedy

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